Mechanisms of action, uses and abuse of drugs affecting the nervous system.
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,314.50|
- PHAL 211
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
Professor Michelle Glass
Professor Debbie Hay
- Paper Structure
- Drug targets, specifically the receptors of the central nervous system.
- Drug treatment in neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and stroke.
- Lab reports (20%)
- Tests (20%)
- Final exam (60%)
- Lectures notes.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To understand the physiological and pathological role of neurotransmitter receptors
- To understand drug treatment of neurological disease
- To develop critical thinking
- To develop skills in science communications